Apple could discontinue a few iPhone models soon

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 12 series in October and a new report has suggested the company will discontinue older models as soon as the latest iPhones are launched.

After the iPhone 12 launches Apple may discontinue the iPhone XR.

The reports cite the reason for this as the availability of the more powerful iPhone SE 2020 as a better alternative rather than reducing the price of the XR again.

Just like iPhone 11, iPhone XR is a hot-selling product. But, Apple unlikely to discontinue iPhone 11 as it has broken many records so far and may announce a further drop in prices on this product.

However, as they now have successors, Apple is also likely to discontinue the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Apple made a similar move last year when it launched the iPhone 11 series by discontinuing iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Under the iPhone 12 series, Apple is expected to launch four new iPhones which would include two premium variants.

The iPhone 12 Pro will arrive in 6.1-inch or 6.7-inch sizes and may sport a 120Hz ProMotion display with a high refresh rate, as already seen on iPad Pro.

The device’s rear camera module will house four sensors with a LiDAR scanner introduced in Apple iPad Pro, which was released recently.

It is expected that all four iPhone models will feature OLED displays and 5G support, as previously claimed by famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.